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If She Wants It...

jenny"She's gonna be good," said the shiny-crowned guy with the toilet-seat haircut to no one in particular. He was standing at the final turn that led to the finish line. Rookie triathlete Jenny Shaughnessy (photo) was about to round that last corner, her victory on the verge of officialization. Turning his fringed cranium back toward the final hill, he squinted. There on the distant crest was a running woman. It was Jan Guenther, her style unmistakable. It would be at least a minute before she would turn the final corner.

Toilet seat guy was wrong. Jenny Shaughnessy is not "gonna be

Epic!

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Some have wondered if the men's field depth at this year's Gear West Duathlon would be eclipsed this season. It was certainly feasible that it would not.

But it was...

Two Hoots & Orange Poop...

logoAmy Brendmoen is a hoot! Gretchen Sage-Martinson is a hoot, too!poop

They're two hoots!

For the last five years, Amy and Gretchen have thrown an annual party at beautiful, rustic YMCA Camp St. Croix south of Hudson, Wisconsin. And each time, a triathlon has broken out. Kinda like that great Rodney Dangerfield quip:

Sam's Words...

logoYesterday, rookie phenom Sam Janicki, a totally cool guy who really does look exactly like Andy Samberg, picked up his 2nd career win at North Mankato, and did so in the fastest time--58:23--the event has seen in at least a half dozen years. MTN asked him to submit a race report. He did and we think you'll enjoy it, especially if you're an English teacher. Sam's not into paragraph breaks and punctuates in interesting ways. Kids these days! - ED

By Sam Janicki

Sunday was a great day for racing at North Mankato. The wind hadn't picked up yet and the clouds were sticking around..

Marlo's 26th...

marloMarlo McGaver (photo) called the humid conditions at Coon Rapids Regional Park on Saturday "oppressive." Cool word.

It wasn't oppressive enough to keep her from posting her 26th career multisport win since her arrival in Minnesota (from Laramie, Wyoming) in 2005. The event--the 2nd annual Du the Dam--consisted of a pair of 3.2 mile runs bracketing a 14 mile bike leg. The statuesque McGaver, who would finish 4th overall, covered the syrupy distance in 1:22:44, a 4:05 improvement on the winning time in 2009.

The men's winner was Chad Millner, who went off the front early and kept himself out-of-sight for most of the race. His convincing victory was his 2nd of the season and took the old men's CR down by a plumply 4:32....

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